Run for Kate has been an Alumni Weekend tradition for more than two decades. The 3.1-mile race is traditionally held right here on campus, but this year, the 23rd annual run will be remembered for its wide-reaching path. While Hun School students were invited to participate on campus, all other participants were asked to run exactly where they were—and we saw participation from Princeton to Kentucky to Santa Barbara.
Kate Gorrie’s life was tragically cut short, but her legacy has touched so many lives, including those outside of the Hun community. Princeton resident Susan Wilson did not know Kate Gorrie or her family but continues to run each year. “I am 91 and have run this Memorial Race since its inception, because for many years, I and my family lived on Province Line Road. I was very familiar with the turn in the road where the accident occurred that took Kate Gorrie’s life way too soon. My children could have died in a similar accident and that is why, for gratitude and for remembrance, I try to run this this race each springtime.”
It was an incredible outpouring of support for the Katherine Wright Gorrie ’98 Memorial Scholarship, as proceeds from the Run for Kate support a deserving Hun student who “best exemplifies Kate’s qualities - love of family and friends, respect for the environment, joy and radiance of expression and demeanor, integrity, a desire to acquire and impart knowledge, and a commitment to community service.”
Prizes were awarded and the winners will be receiving their gifts shortly.
Our prize winners are:
Farthest Distance from Hun
Tomer Yabrov and family – Topanga Canyon, California
Morgan Leafe ‘98 and Cory Smith – Santa Barbara, California
Best Photo (Funny/Creative/Nostalgic) Photo
Paige Graff ‘20 - Butterfly t-shirt
Paige wore a t-shirt with a butterfly, as they were Kate’s favorite.
Eva McKenna Tramontana ’98 - heart chalk drawing
A close friend of Kate’s, Mrs. Tramontana and her family drew chalk hearts in her memory along their route.
Ryan Simone ‘97